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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Cost to file divorce. My husband lives in arizona.i live in Georgia.
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 8, 2020

You should call around to a couple of attorneys to see what they charge. The fee ranges. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Jersey on
Q: Can a defendant amend their own counterclaim in a divorce case?
Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 8, 2020

Under the court rules, a party ( plaintiff or defendant) can amend their pleadings within a specific amount of days after the filing of the Answer to the Complaint. If a party seeks to amend their pleadings outside of that time frame, then an application needs to be filed with the court asking... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana on
Q: I have questions about the possible suing of my exhusband/boss for the things he did to me.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 7, 2020

You need to provide more details or call a client.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Pro se defense child custody case all claims evidence documents reports to support claims available to both parties?

All the evidence documents reports claims available for both parties legally should have same papers for solid for law abiding in-depth complete history with both parties to honestly in children's best interest law abiding punishment without a doubt guilty party.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Apr 7, 2020

The same information would be available provided the pro se party knows the proper steps to obtain the information.

The court will hold a pro se party to the same standard as a licensed attorney so the pro se party would need to ensure that they have the same knowledge of case...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Q: I have a legal separation now will a legal divorce cost the same

Will a divorce Cost Less since I have a legal separation

Stephen Peter Anderson
Stephen Peter Anderson answered on Apr 7, 2020

If your legal separation resulted in a Judgment, resolving ALL issues related to assets and debts (including property, debts, investments, businesses, pensions, reimbursements, etc.) what would be left is a Judgment of Dissolution of the Marriage. You will need to file and serve an Amended... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: On a quit claim deed in a divorce , what is "legal description of property" ? What are they asking for ?

Mutually agreed upon to do it this way

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Apr 7, 2020

You should consult with a local real estate attorney if you need help with this. The quit claim deed may not be valid without the proper legal description. They are the specific words that describe the property in the public records.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: Hi I am in need of legal advice please. Real short I married the man I loved on 2/2/20 at our home by Justice of Peace.

Husband kept cetficate and flushed down toilet just spoke with her yesterday no record Are we legally married or not

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 7, 2020

Yes, you probably are legally married. In what state were you married; Florida doesn't have justices of the peace. If it was in another state, a document should have been recorded (perhaps with a clerk of court) there. Check with the appropriate agency in that other state.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Q: Can attorney withhold funds from client received from a divorce settlement to pay for attorney services.

If client has repeatedly requested invoice and such was not provided until after the attorney received the clients settlement funds.

Travis T Juneau
Travis T Juneau answered on Apr 7, 2020

If I am understanding the question correctly, and please correct me if I'm wrong because this is based on a fair number of assumptions, 1) you hired an attorney for a divorce 2) you agreed to compensate said attorney at an hourly rate (contingency fees on divorce cases is barred by the Alabama... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: Does he have legal rights to the baby?

My friend lived in Indiana. She got married and had a baby with her husband. He didn't want to sign the birth certificate. They are now separated and they have not established paternity (but he is in fact the biological father). Does he have any rights to the baby even though they are married?

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Apr 7, 2020

If a child is born during a marriage, the husband is presumed to be the father, although that can be rebutted. If the husband and your friend are still married, he does have custody/parenting time right, although exactly what they are would need to be decided by a court.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Indiana on
Q: I'm trying to figure out if I have to divide my assets 50/50 if I get a divorce if nothing is in my husband's name.

My house, car, and bills are all in my name. He had absolutely nothing but a bag of clothes when I met him. I already had my car when I met him, and built and moved into a new home right before we got married. He does work and contribute to the household, but I dont feel after 2½ years of... Read more »

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Apr 7, 2020

The general position of Indiana law is to aim for an equitable division of all "marital property," which generally includes any property obtained after the date of marriage. However, the implementation of this rule varies greatly depending on the facts of each situation. Also, parties often find... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: Good morning,,,I was told that could get help with a uncontested divorce through pro bono. No money,children properties
Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 6, 2020

Contact your local legal aid office there in Orlando.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: How do I get full custody of my child back even though I have not received my final sentencing?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 6, 2020

Impossible to say since there are no details as to how you lost custody in the first place.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Me and my spouse has been separated since November 2019 but he is now refusing to let me have contact with my kids or

See them at all. He got the house kicked me out cost me my job and since I've been homeless but now that he has gotten a girlfriend he will not allow me to see or talk to my kids but we are still legally married. So even though I'm jobless and homeless what are my options to where I can get my kids

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 6, 2020

File a divorce action and a motion for a parenting schedule.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is there anything I can do to my husband for refusing to let me see our kids there is no legal separation and we ar

Are still legally married

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 6, 2020

Yes. File an actio for dissolution and ask for a parenting s he duke.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Oregon on
Q: I am currently going through a divorce, and have a restraining order filed on me since November for false accusations.

We also have two children that I have not seen since November. We agreed on a parenting plan in court, and than I found out dhs and liberty house were investigating, I was told if there was no fault, visitation would begin in January. DHS finally called me last month and said there was no fault,... Read more »

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman answered on Apr 6, 2020

You will need to contact an Attorney directly and ask for assistance. Justia only offers you the chance to ask questions and meet Attorneys who have profiles on Justia. Sadly the courts have very limited services and are not setting trials until the emergency pandemic orders have lifted. Most... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: In Oklahoma I'm paying Alimony in Lieu of Property Division. If the ex remarried can I file a dismissal of this?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Apr 6, 2020

Alimony and Alimony Lieu of Property are different. You would still pay alimony in lieu of property even if she gets married.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: I need help with affording a lawyer for initial proceedings in a divorce.

Married 20 years, separated for 1 1/2 years now. Husband had numerous affairs, and left and moved in with a girlfriend. He keeps EVERYTHING in the business bank account which I cannot access therefore I am with very limited means to afford a retainer or even just begin the process. I am currently... Read more »

Opal Phiona Lee
Opal Phiona Lee answered on Apr 6, 2020

I think it’s best you contact a divorce attorney and schedule a consultation to discuss. It may be possible for a payment arrangement to be made depending on the facts of your case. Some of us here from JUSTIA offer a free initial consultation. Good luck and stay safe.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Alabama on
Q: Do you have to show proof of how much daycare expenses are when filing for child support?
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Apr 6, 2020

I assume you are asking about an Alabama matter. You execute a sworn to affidavit when you put down how much work related daycare is being paid. This is widely abused, with made up numbers provided by day care workers who are actually family members and a host of other problems. If you are paying... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: My wife wants me to Sign divorce papers that says I've cheated on her by texting other girls But i don't want to

I'm a US Resident and I'm married for 3 years and i have a son but me and my wife didn't live together until the 5th of December 2019 when I moved from Egypt to the USA, And we agreed on getting a divorce and then i will be moving out of Florida and go to live in another state but I will be coming... Read more »

Opal Phiona Lee
Opal Phiona Lee answered on Apr 5, 2020

It is best that you contact a divorce attorney who can review the divorce documents and advise you accordingly - most of us here on JUSTIA do offer a free initial consultation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: My husband signed an act of donation on our home before we married, if we divorce does he automatically owe me 85,000?

His name was the only one on the mortgage before we married. He signed the act of donation about 7 months after we purchased it

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 5, 2020

Nothing is automatic. But if you divorce, you are co-owners. Hire a divorce attorney if this comes up.

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